UEFA Champions League. Group A. Round 3
Stadium: Jan Breydel Stadion (Brugge)
Manchester City will try to best their position in Group A in the away game against Brugge. Home team’s unbeaten streak reached 7 matches since an awful defeat to Gent – 1:6. Can the Belgian club give a fight in a home game?
Brugge’s first rival in the Champions League group stage was PSG. Philippe Clement’s side has shown his very best and drawn - 1:1. After that belgian club showed its class in Germany against RB Leipzig and registered the first victory - 2:1. In two games Brugge have 4 points, they are now sitting right behind PSG, losing just with 1 goal in terms of goal difference.
Manchester City’s form
In the first round of Group stage we saw a goal fiesta at Etihad Stadium. Pep Guardiola’s side crushed RB Leipzig - 6:3. Then Manchester City registered the first loss in this tournament. The Citizens could’n do anything against Leo Messi and PSG in Paris - 0:2. With 3 points in the bag Man City are currently in the third place in Group A table.
Brugge vs Manchester City: H2H
This is the first H2H meeting for Brugge and Manchester City.
Brugge vs Manchester City: interesting stats
- Over 2.5 goals – this bet was successful in 5 of Brugge’s last 6 matches in Champions League;
- Brugge have no losses in the last 7 games.
Brugge vs Manchester City: possible lineups
Brugge: Mignolet, Mata, Hendry, N’Soki, Sobol, Sowah, Balanta, Rits, Lang, Vanaken, Kerelaere.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan, Jesus, Foden, Grealish.
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams successfully restarted their performances in domestic leagues with victory 2:0: Brugge came over Kortrijk and Man City beat Burnley. For now Brugge have the unbeaten streak with 7 games, but the belgian club will face big problems in the upcoming match against english side. I think Man City will improve their position in the group table. The Citizens have really impressive stats playing against belgian sides: 6 matches - 5 wins and 1 loss.
- Man City to win and total over 2.5 goals for 1,80;
- Man City handicap -1.5 for 1.85;
- Yellow cards total over 3.5 for 1.88